Continuing on with Seahorse week I would like to introduce the Kelloggi Seahorse (Hippocampus Kelloggi), or also known as the Great Seahorse, not sure what is so great about it compared to other Seahorses but it’s still pretty cool.
If you want to identify a Kelloggi, look for a backwards curved spine cheek, the spine on the cheek will curve back toward the body, in this image you can see it to the right of the eye and slightly down.
One of the things I liked about this photo was the outline or weird halo the Seahorse has around his head and body. This is caused by a thin layer of algae build-up which resemble very fine hairs all over his body, the hairs are of equal length which coupled with the dive lights make it look like someone copy & pasted this little guy right onto the background.
Trust me, it’s a legitimate shot and no copy pasting done here, just an odd lighting quirk caused by the hairs/algae on this Kelloggi Seahorse.
So that means now on Kata Beach we have found all of the following types of Seahorses listed below, click for an image of them.